Apply for an IRP registration



The public counter at the IRB Albany Office remains closed and does not accept IRB Drop Off applications. You can apply by mail or on-line through OSCAR.


Many of the requirements to register a vehicle under the International Registration Plan are the same requirements to register other vehicles in NY State.

See these Register (and title) a vehicle or trailer pages for more information about

  • proof of ownership (normally a certificate of title in your name or a "Title Only IRP receipt" issued by a DMV office)
  • proof of insurance
  • proof of identity and date of birth
  • other standard registration requirements

Read the IRP Manual (pdf) (IRP-8) and Application Booklet for The International Registration Plan (pdf) (IRP-16) carefully before you apply for IRP registrations.

Apply by mail

You can mail your application to the International Registration Bureau (IRB).

If you are using the United States Postal Service use this address 

International Registration Bureau
PO Box 2850 ESP
Albany, NY 12220-0850

If you use an express mail service or other method, use this address 

International Registration Bureau
Room 136
6 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12228


What are the fees for IRP apportioned registrations?

The DMV International Registration Bureau (IRB) cannot calculate IRP registration fees until an application is processed. The fees depend on the methods used by each jurisdiction where the vehicle will operate.

Do it by phone

You cannot apply for an IRP registration by phone.

You can call the IRB with questions at  

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Do it by mail

You can apply for an IRP registration by mail. See the IRP mailing address on this page.

For your convenience, many DMV PDF forms can be filled in online and then printed.